Welcome to Little Pearls Dentistry for Children,
your child’s “Dental Home” for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles
Great rarity. Worth. Highly prized. A gem. These words all define “pearls,” and they also describe your “little pearl”: your child. At Little Pearls Dentistry for Children in Lansdowne Virginia, Dr. Mike and the team celebrate your child’s one-of-a-kind attributes and treat all children with the personal attention and care that they deserve.
The pediatric dentist difference
There are more than 500 “general” dentists in the Lansdowne, Leesburg, and metro D.C. area. These dentists treat children, along with adults and seniors. At LPD, we specialize in pediatric dentistry. All we do is treat children.
Moreover, we have advanced training in preventing, diagnosing, treating, and managing the teeth, gums, and associated oral structures among infants, children, and adolescents. When you do something often, you tend to get good at it. We know children are not just “little adults.” We know how to speak with them, and how to treat them in a way that builds trust and comfort. After all, it is vital that your child return to us for the routine visits that are so crucial to proper oral and overall development and well-being.
Additionally, those two or three years of advanced training really matter. We have the extra knowledge in areas such as pediatric medicine, behavioral modification, and growth and development to accurately pinpoint the cause of your child’s symptoms. Accurate diagnoses inform effective and prompt treatment.
Fundamental, preventive care
As with older patients, preventive services are a cornerstone of pediatric dentistry. However, early dental visits set the tone for how your child views dentists in general. It is important that we establish trust early because routine professional cleanings and exams support a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. And healthy teeth and gums promote systemic health and an exceptional quality of life. So, we and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that your child begins to see us on a regular basis by no later than his or her first birthday. During regular appointments, we will:
- Use special tools and techniques to gently and non-invasively clean the teeth and gums, which removes the bacteria, plaque, and tartar that is responsible for tooth decay and gum disease.
- Examine your child’s teeth, gums, and oral structures with our keen eyes and safe and comfortable diagnostics like digital X-rays, early detection aids in successful and prompt resolution of symptoms and conditions.
- Discuss and show specific ways to improve or maintain your child’s oral health.
- Recommend oral care products suited to your child’s needs.
- Provide services such as fluoride supplementation and dental sealants to keep teeth strong and prevent decay.
Services that grow with your child
Since there is no other child quite like yours, we have numerous products, procedures, and expertise, which allows our team to offer personalized care. These offerings and specialized knowledge and experience include:
- Second opinions following recommendations from other providers (i.e., general dentists)
- Space maintainers
- Pediatric crowns
- Tooth-colored, composite resin fillings
- Calming medications such as “laughing gas”
- Training and demonstrated experience with special needs children.
We look forward to becoming your child’s “dental home,” and playing a pivotal role in them maintaining a lifetime of healthy smiles. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric dentists.
Meet the Doctor
I have always felt children are gifts to be valued and appreciated for their special nature and innocence. I have always loved connecting with each child to make their dental experiences and health the best they can possibly be. I view pediatric dentistry as an opportunity to truly care for children, taking into account all of their medical, dental, development, and emotional needs.
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LPD Savings Plan
Imagine a dental savings plan with no monthly premiums, no claim forms, no deductibles, no hidden fees, no waiting periods, no headaches. For a flat annual fee, your child will receive everything they need to keep their teeth and gums healthy, and keep their oral health on track for a lifetime of dental wellbeing.
We know that choosing a dentist for your child can be a challenging task. We know that sometimes your child’s dentist may not explore all the options for treatment and may not take the time to explain their recommendations. We do take the time and would be more than happy to see your child for a second opinion to explore your options.
For your convenience, we work with CareCredit and GreenSky, two nationally respected lenders, to ensure that your child can receive the dental care he or she deserves regardless of your financial situation. You may even qualify for an interest free payment plan!